While we’re talking about plagiarism, I noticed this in a video created by Kent Hovind’s “ministry.” He announced at the beginning of the video that it was not copyrighted and we were welcome to use his videos and spread them around – his “ministry” had made more than a million videos.
There was one little hitch. I’m pretty sure that I recognize this image as the work of an America comic artist, who sells it as one of a series of pricey greeting cards. The style is distinctive. So I suspect that this image isn’t Hovind’s to give away. And I’ll bet he didn’t ask permission before using it – because permission wouldn’t have included the right to release it into the public domain for unlimited copying. The image was innocently picked up in the critical analysis, “Why do people laugh at creationists? (part 6)”.
And the mask is definitely off. What objective science lectures are promulgated by a ministry? I thought that ministries left the science to scientists and concentrated on religious or social rhetoric.
Update: The artist whose work I suspect this is is Mike Scovel. It certainly looks like his style (caution! music, lyrics, fart button!), especially for women. Perhaps I should write, “More apparent plagiarism” because I haven’t heard from the artist.